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  • Russia
  • Kuril Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano
  • 8050 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 52.7°N
  • 158.28°E

  • 2,173 m
    7,129 ft

  • 300083
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

8050 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption VEI: 2 (?)

Episode 1 | Eruption
8050 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
8050 BCE
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
1981    - - - - Fatalities
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Vilyuchinsky.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Vilyuchinsky.

Photo Gallery

Plumes rise from geothermal prospects drilled during the late 1970's on the NE flank of Mutnovsky in this 1986 photo. The wells yielded a steam-gas mixture from depths of 60-1,200 m. The steep-sided Vilyuchik volcano appears in the background to the NE.

Photo by Kamchatka Volcanic Eruptions Response Team, 1986 (courtesy of Dan Miller, U.S. Geological Survey).
An ash plume from Gorely drifts to the N across Avachinsky Bay in this 1980 view from Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka's largest city. Explosive activity began in June 1980 and intermittent explosions took place until July 1981. An explosion on 31 July produced a plume that rose up to 5.5-km altitude, and a pyroclastic flow was produced on 3 December 1980.

Photo by Kamchatka Volcanic Eruptions Response Team, 1980 (courtesy of Dan Miller, U.S. Geological Survey).
Vilyuchik is a Holocene volcano that forms a prominent landmark south of Avachinsky Bay. It is seen here from the south between Mutnovsky and Gorely volcanoes. Deep erosional valleys are visible on the flanks, and lava domes scoria cones were constructed at its base.

Photo by Phil Austin, University of Southern Florida, 1992 (courtesy of Pavel Kepezhinskas).
Vilyuchik volcano to the right is located NE of Mutnovsky volcano. Clouds fill one of the snow-mantled summit craters of the Mutnovsky, one of the most active volcanoes of southern Kamchatka. Koryaksky (left) and Avachinsky (right) volcanoes rise in the far-distance across cloud-covered Avachinsky bay.

Photo by Oleg Volynets, 1971 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
Vilyuchik is one of several volcanoes surrounding Avachinsky bay and is the most prominent peak visible to the south from Petropavlovsk. A meteorological cloud is to the east of the summit.

Photo by Oleg Volynets, 1985 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
GVP Map Holdings

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Vilyuchinsky in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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